Quick, Easy, Delicious ~ Marie Biscuit Magic
Marie Biscuit stack
Marie Biscuit is a popular biscuit that is similar to rich tea biscuit made with all the usual ingredients of biscuit with an addition of vanilla. It is very popular in countries such as India, Australia, South Africa, and Spain. I remember as a child eating these simple and in a way appeasing to my taste buds biscuits dipped in milk or tea everyday. It used to give me that immense amount of satisfaction that it is indescribable; one has to experience it to believe it. Almost every household had this culture of eating Marie Biscuits with tea or milk and so I call it the “quintessential tea snack”.
I still remember a cooking show on TV that used Marie Biscuits to prepare this dessert and it was way back in the early 90’s. The recipe calls for Dalda which I consider as highly unhealthy and so I substituted it with unsalted butter. The rest of the recipe remains the same.
Recipe: (Makes for 4 people)
1 Marie Biscuit packet (12 nos)
4 – 5 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 tbsp Cocoa powder
Sugar as per taste
1 tbsp Instant coffee powder
A couple of tbsp of milk
Mix the coffee powder and a little sugar in the milk to make a slightly loose paste. Dip each biscuit into this mixture so that each biscuit has a decent coating and stack one on top of the other. Blend butter, some sugar as per taste for sweetness and cocoa powder. Apply this mixture evenly on all four sides of the stacked biscuits. Cover it with an aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Then cut in an angle so that the coffee mixture lines in between the biscuits are seen as shown in the image. Serve as is or with a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream. I bet this will be a crowd pleaser in your next party. Enjoy.
Slices of Marie Biscuit dessert